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2024 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Brake Fluid

uuMaintenance Under the HooduBrake Fluid  
Brake Fluid  
1Brake Fluid  
Specified fluid: Honda Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3  
Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not compatible with your  
vehicle's braking system and can cause extensive  
Checking the Brake Fluid  
The fluid level should be between the MIN  
and MAX marks on the side of the reserve  
Reserve Tank  
If the specified brake fluid is not available, you should  
use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid from a sealed  
container as a temporary replacement.  
Using any non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion  
and decrease the longevity of the system. Have the  
brake system flushed and refilled with Honda Heavy  
Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as soon as possible.  
If the brake fluid level is at or below the MIN mark,  
have a dealer inspect the vehicle for leaks or worn  
brake pads as soon as possible.